2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review and News – MotorAuthority

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2012 Mazda MX-5 – Review

2012 MX-5 Miata 2-door Hard Top Auto Grand Angular Front Exterior

In the not-too-distant-past, affordable roadsters the landscape like buffalo on the Plains during the Western There were Fiat 124 Alfa Romeo Spiders, TR-6s, Lotus Elans and MG Bs. there were cars the MX-5 Miata. the MR2 Spyder and the Solstice and Saturn Sky.

Today, like the buffalo, affordable-but-fun roadsters have all but from the landscape. Where have disappeared completely, the Mazda MX-5 Miata on, proudly wearing the distinction of the best selling two-seat car .”

For 2012, the Mazda returns all but unchanged from with the sole update standard traction control and control across all models. the current generation, launched in 2005 as a 2006 model, is up in years, there’s still a lot to about the MX-5. For starters, hands-down the most entertaining car to in its price range, thanks to its stiff chassis, nimble and free-revving, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder that delivers 167 horsepower and 140 feet of torque.

That may not sound like but the engine only needs to some 2,600 pounds of With either the six-speed or the six-speed automatic, the run from takes less than seconds, but straight line isn’t the MX-5’s forte. the car around on a technical track, course or your favorite road, and you’ll soon see the of near-perfect, 50/50 front-to-rear distribution.

Stout brakes help, and the MX-5 is capable of amazing in the hands of a competent driver.

on a tight budget should stick to soft-top MX-5s, start at around $24,000. If planning on using the MX-5 as only car, or if you want a bit peace and quiet on long trips, Mazda offers a (PRHT) version as well. Get with the options, even on Grand Touring models, and be lucky to break the $33,000 point.

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While its price is part of the the MX-5’s fun-factor is hard to When the sun is shining and you’re a traffic-free stretch of winding the MX-5 can put a smile on your like few other cars on the If there’s a better blend of and value in the automotive world, have a hard time it.

For a detailed look at the 2012 MX-5, see our complete review on The Car .

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